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Old 05-20-2006, 04:53 PM   #1
romy_albano
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Question DSL Versions


Hello Everyone,

I am a newbie and I would like to try DSL on my laptop. The DSL download sites however show so many versions and I am in a quandary as to what to choose. Please let me know what the version of dsl-syslinux.iso is for and what the dsl-current.iso is for.

Thanks, have a good and happy day!

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Old 05-20-2006, 04:58 PM   #2
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This might help.

http://www.damnsmalllinux.org/wiki/i..._(long_version)

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Old 05-20-2006, 06:47 PM   #3
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When I click on the above link it says text is empty =/

Anyway this should answer your question.

dsl-1.4-embedded.zip
note:ends in ".zip" for windows

DSL Embedded Running DSL within Windows using the QEMU virtual machine program.

DSL Embedded has no access to the hardware so it is not possible to mount hard disk partitions from within it.

Syslinux or Isolinux
dsl-1.4-syslinux.iso vs. dsl-1.4.iso

The 'syslinux' version emulates a single floppy at boot time. Therefore there are fewer drivers in the syslinux version since they must all fit within a single floppy-sized file. The reason Knoppix and the other derivatives went with 'isolinux' (dsl-1.4.iso), is that there is no single floppy size limitation. The isolinux version has many more drivers to support booting from newer computers.

So why do we have both? On some older computers the BIOS requires that emulated floppy image be there or it won't boot. That is why we say if you cannot boot from the isolinux version, try the syslinux version. Or if you have an older computer it is probably best to start with the syslinux version.

Hope this helps.

Source: http://www.damnsmalllinux.org/wiki/i...ux_or_Isolinux
 
Old 05-20-2006, 09:35 PM   #4
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The structure of the link does not post well here. Cut and paste this one and see if it helps.
Code:
www.damnsmalllinux.org/wiki/index.php/Which_File_do_I_download%3F_(long_version)
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